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Discovery Cube Orange County

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Address: 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6600
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+1 714-542-2823
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at...

Imaginations twist and fly through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Cube OC (previously Discovery Science Center). Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine "launch" and explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Science of Gingerbread throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.

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Our family bought a 2 year membership to Discovery Cube, OC last year. While the membership pays for itself after about 3 visits, we're not there as often as I'd hoped for a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christa C
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Discovery Cube is an absolute delight! Our two boys aged 6 and 8 loved it so much we returned for a second day. We were very lucky to have the centre almost to ourselves. Our boys loved the upper level, particularly the shopping game and the recycling game. The outdoor dinosaur section was fun and gave them an opportunity... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family bought a 2 year membership to Discovery Cube, OC last year. While the membership pays for itself after about 3 visits, we're not there as often as I'd hoped for a few reasons. As a home schooled family, we'll visit during school hours usually to augment what we learn at home. This means that the demos we can... More 

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Thank Christa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My b/f and I are like little children, we wanted to go play at the LEGO exhibit. We got in and there were a bunch of legos for us to play with? Also lots of things with buttons, interesting tidbits of information adn we played the dinosaur game. We had a blast on our little unusual date day for 2... More 

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Thank Wicketewoky
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Arranged a family day out with my mom, aunt, sister, and young daughter. We decided to go in the middle of the week, Thursday. Schools must have been out. The parking was scarce. Cars were sent across the street from the cube. The place was sooo loud and crowded, overwhelming us and our daughter. Most exhibits barely worked. There was... More 

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Orange, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place to take your kids or grandkids to learn about science in a fun educational environment. Well organized and geared to keep you entertained.

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Thank numberboy
Escondido, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Affordable and good place for young children, ages 2-8 probably best. Easy to spend a few hours there before nap for little ones.

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Anaheim, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The discovery cube did exactly what it sets out to do it had an impact on us, we were inspired and thanks to the recycling center we were very educated. Many things we learned we will be taking home and applying to our lives on a daily basis. If you live locally and can revisit the prices for membership cannot... More 

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2 Thank Linda F
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It's a fun place with some great exhibits that teach a lot, but there isn't too much to keep the adults entertained so make sure you bring your kids/nieces and nephews.

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Thank thedannyman
Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an amazing place yo see. Science is all the way. At first I was skeptical about this place, but once I got inside I was blown away. From earthquake and tornado s very interesting. They have a section where you can see how your food is digest after you have eaten your meal. So cool! Definitely a place... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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165 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was nice to visit the first time but the novelty wore off within the first year of membership. Exhibits seemed to be recycled very year and so much traffic to get there. I recommend this place to families who have little ones that need to blow off steam as there are many activities for them to partake in. Many... More 

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